Michael’s Aunt Linda left the world in the early morning hours of July 28th.
She had been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiform brain cancer on May 12th. After surgery and about 3 weeks in Grand Stran Hospital in South Carolina, she was flown with to her son’s home in Michigan. She began her chemo and radiation on July 18th, but her condition deteriorated rapidly over the last few weeks. Fortunately, Linda’s friends and family were able to throw her an early birthday party on July 24th. The house was full and everyone who attended was able to spend some one on one time with her in her room. Many of her friends and family were able to make it to her for her birthday party and in the days following. A fact for which her immediately family seems eternally grateful.
We didn’t get to spend much time with Aunt Linda (since she lived in North Carolina), but she was a great hostess when we visited her home on family vacation. More recently, we were grateful to have her join us at our wedding last year. She had a great smile and a powerful laugh that are sure to be missed!